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saturday delivery, a simple straightforward narrative emerged in the cooperate media. because of technology, there is less of a need for standard e-mail. therefore the postal service's finances are a mess therefore it was necessary to cut to address the issue. the only problem with the story about this poor post office besieged by e-mail, it is completely wrong. the u.s. postal service is not the victim of e-mail and text messages. it is the victim of alec and the koch brothers. why, you ask? quite simple, really. the usps is the number one employer of unionized labor in the united states and provides an affordable universal service that a private company could and would charge us all much, much more for. two huge no-nos for the right wing. the reason the right wing crafted the legislation to destroy the postal service. we're joined now by nationally and internationally syndicated radio host the brilliant thom hartmann who wrote an incredible piece about this very subject for truth out.org called the usps media hashtag fail. >> great to be with you. >> john: please complain what the postal
is for the technology that the like and share buttons utilize on facebook. mark zuckerberg started what would eventually become facebook in 2003 well after that technology was developed. no word on what the company is seeking. no response from facebook yet. >> bill: everybody who is accusing mark zuckerberg of stealing their ideas -- >> i will use a line from the social network the movie if he didn't invent the facebook like button then he would have invented the facebook like button. >> bill: looking at the state of the union, you know, it was -- i thought superb job. it was a very bold and aggressive agenda that the president set forth. with tons of great ideas in it. and part of the problem with having so many good ideas in one speech is that some of them -- some of the good ideas get lost, you know. you can't see the forest through the trees or you can't see the trees through the forest is what i'm trying to say. some of those things the president proposed are going to be controversial, not easy. but some of them it seems to me ought to be automatic. you know like no-brainers. we talked about one in
that technology absolutely. >> the feds will have that. cenk: at this point, the feds will be working with them given the situation or no? >> i'd be surprised if they weren't giving technical assistance. cenk: do we know, do either of you know if there are drones in the air. i read about that earlier in the week. >> i don't believe that they have drones. no specific information for that. you have to remember san better than dean though, riverside county sheriffs department, lapd of course have two, three of the top tactical teams in the nation. they're excellent. they have all the top equipment. cenk: who's in charge right now? >> san bernadino's taking the lead. cenk: and how does lapd feel about that? it's just not their jurisdiction. >> that's how it goes. they knew it was going to be like that before this started. that's par for the course. that's how the regulations read. >> and there doesn't tend to be turf wars when police officers are killed. the nation's 17,000 police departments tend to come together at one in my experience and everybody in the country in law enforcement looks for the
-- for the technology has gotten so good. >> bill: the airlines have their safety procedures down. >> they do. and it's regulated. you can't just have a company that -- >> bill: it's regulated. >> to give you discount airlines flights and not have the oversight of somebody else double checking. >> bill: the faa is doing a good job. the government is doing a good job. and also they won't allow you to fly in certain weather conditions. and the radar and those bad weather technology, you know, whatever, for the pilots has gotten a lot better. there you go. imagine that. >> every time somebody whines about how they're scared of air travel, let them know the statistics. >> bill: fly the friendly skies and the safe skies. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. s
involves technology. you know, when i was in college and beyond when i started teaching my second job. i worked as a mechanic in a garage and i don't think i can work on a car any more. the technology is that involved in cars now. i haven't oh, my goodness kept up at all in that area. bi there is at of training and knowledge that you have to have to operate in those fields. why not provide that? >> bill: by the way, that makes two of us. i worked in my dad's gas station, too. and we used to be able to do all kind of stuff. right? if i was in the hood of a car now, i probably couldn't find the distributor. you know what i mean? or the carburetor. may not. change the spark plugs? hell, i couldn't find them. >> that's what he has producers for. change his tiles rotate his tires. >> check the tires. >> yeah >> bill: college affordability. the president challenged congress saying we are not just going to continue to give people more money so they can pay heur higher tuition. you have to do something. >> i think teachers across this nation really really t
in technology and innovation, that creates jobs. if you don't invest in those areas, you're not going the oh give the opportunity to create the jobs and have the individuals that are going to oh come up with the next inventions. that's what he's talking about. stephanie: over 700 something bridges are under standard in the united states of america. i mean, it's just is that stuff that you just think again compared to around the world how substandarder, and why that's ok with people. particularly, like you said, it would create jobs. caller: listen, i just came back from the senate foreign affairs committee from china and taiwan and when you just look at the high speed trains they have and whole network they have compared to what we have here, it is antiquated. we just redid a railroad system, how many jobs that would create and bring us back to the state we are truly behind many countries and technological advances because of that, because we're not investing in it. stephanie: right as the president said, you frame it in jobs, how many companies said they would come here. >> absolutely. step
technology, engineering and math. the skills employers are looking for to fill jobs that are there right now and will be there in the future. now even with better high schools most young people will need some higher education. it's a simple fact. the more education you've got, the more likely you are to have a good job and work your way in the middle class. but today's skyrocketing cost price too many young people out of a higher education or saddle them with unsustainable debt. through tax credits grants, and better loans we've made college more afford be for families and students over the last few years, but taxpayers can't keep subsidizing higher and higher costs for higher education. colleges must do their part to keep costs down, and it's our job to make sure that they to. [applause] so tonight i ask congress to change the higher education act so that affordability and value are included in determining which colleges receive certain types of federal aid. [applause] and tomorrow my administration will release a new college score card that parents and students can use to compare schools b
including technology. >> stephanie: we hear the same refrain. we have a spending problem. that's all they ever talk about. >> entitlements, entitlements. >> stephanie: right. i know -- who is it? cantor is on tv today this morning, saying the president didn't put forth any plan on the sequester. yes, he did. he's been very clear. >> he has been very clear. stephanie, what we have is a governing problem in our country. we need -- we need people willing to sit down and work things out and make tough decisions. when we pass our five-year farm bill in the senate last year, we looked at every page, decided what works what doesn't. we actually eliminated 100 different things that either hadn't been used well, didn't work. eliminated a big government subsidies for ag. and saved $23 billion. at the same time, we refocused on the future with local food systems and farmer's markets and you know, the kinds of things we need to do in schools as well as supporting ag. but we did it by being very strategic, asking the right decisions then making some smart decisions. that's what we need to do. i a
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